Bees will help to create a buzz at Havant’s green fair

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FINAL preparations are being made for a town’s week-long celebration of everything green.

Talks and hands-on workshops are planned across Havant next week.

The events will lead up to the Family Green Living Fair, in Havant Park, on May 28.

One of the organisations taking part is the Portsmouth and District Bee Keepers Association.

The association, which has been running for more than 100 years, has more than 70 members.

Treasurer David Neild, will be giving a talk at Bedhampton Social Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, as well as holding a stall at the fair.

He said: ‘We encourage and help enhance the craft of bee keeping in the Portsmouth area.

‘About five years ago we had less than 20 members and we now have 75. Of those, about 54 have bees.

‘They keep them in all sorts of places’ he added.

‘Havant Goes Greener is all about the environment.

‘What a lot of people don’t realise is that our food chain would be in all sorts of trouble without bees.

‘It’s important that the public appreciate the job that bees do.’

The association will have honey for sale and children will be able to make candles out of bees wax.

To find out more about the events going on throughout next week go to havantgoesgreener.org.uk.